But clearly my mom missed her daughter, and decided to make amends. This year she sent not one, not two--not three, my Mokoites!!--but 6 small boxes of Brachs and one big bag of its juiciest pastel varietal.
Thanks to her kindness--and a stock-up trip last week to the US--I was able to finally perform the taste research I've long wanted to carry our on the Necco and Brachs heaerts. I recommend printing our and keeping the following guide in your wallet:
- Necco's big conversation hearts are the tastiest of the big variety, even if the packaging is a bit 80s-style
- Brach's big bag of small conversation hearts consistently provides fresh, chewy hearts, and there don't seem to be too many gross pink or white ones
- Brach's boxed conversation hearts are without fail stale and un-tasty. Avoid at all costs if you're buying for yourself. But they're cheap and easy to gift if you want to pretend you're being thoughtful.